Runners and walkers of all types love to utilize the walking path around Lake Scranton. The lake trail is a 3.57-mile loop on asphalt.
The route is mostly level, but it will occasionally challenge you with a few modest hills — just to keep you honest. Runners and walkers will find no vehicle or bicycle traffic on the trail, and though it is not secluded, the lake trail is often quiet, with only a few other runners or walkers around.
In the fall, the trail offers unmatched views of the lake, with NEPA’s signature and magnificent foliage. And if that’s not enough to get you out there, there is also free parking.
The path is paved, and the grade does not exceed 5%. Drive to the top of East Mountain Road, turn right onto Lakeview Drive, and take the first left to reach the accessible parking area. Four accessible parking spaces are available, and two are van accessible with striped access aisles.
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